Pistoia Basket 2000

A.S. Pistoia Basket 2000, known for sponsorship reasons as OriOra Pistoia, is an Italian professional basketball team based in Pistoia, Tuscany.

Pistoia Basket 2000
Pistoia Basket 2000 logo
LeaguesSerie A2 Basket
Founded2000; 20 years ago (2000)
HistoryPistoia Basket 2000
(2000–present)
ArenaPalaCarrara
Capacity4,000
LocationPistoia, Tuscany, Italy
Team colors  Red
  White
Main sponsorOriOra
PresidentMassimo Capecchi
Team managerMarco Sambugaro
Head coachMichele Carrea
Championships1 LegaDue
Websitepistoiabasket2000.com

HistoryEdit

The city of Pistoia was formerly represented in the first division LBA by Olimpia Basket Pistoia during the 1990s. Pistoia Basket 2000 was promoted to the LBA in 2014, and is playing in that league as of the 2015–16 season.

The 2019–20 season was cancelled prematurely because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In June 2020, Pistoia asked to be repositioned to the second-tier Serie A2.[1]

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Oriora Pistoia roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 2   Della Rosa, Gianluca (C) 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 24 – (1996-08-20)20 August 1996
G 3   Culpepper, Randy 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 31 – (1989-05-16)16 May 1989
G/F 5   Petteway, Terran 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 28 – (1992-10-08)8 October 1992
PG 10   D'Ercole, Lorenzo 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 32 – (1988-02-11)11 February 1988
C 12   Brandt, Angus 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 31 – (1989-10-26)26 October 1989
SG 13   Salumu, Jean 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 30 – (1990-07-26)26 July 1990
PF 15   Landi, Aristide 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 26 – (1994-01-01)1 January 1994
C 16   Del Chiaro, Angelo 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 19 – (2001-03-02)2 March 2001
PF 23   Johnson, Justin 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 111 kg (245 lb) 24 – (1996-05-23)23 May 1996
SF 24   Wheatle, Carl 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 22 – (1998-03-14)14 March 1998
F   Sims, DeShawn 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 32 – (1988-01-21)21 January 1988
F/C   Poletti, Mitchell 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 32 – (1988-01-23)23 January 1988
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Tommaso Della Rosa
  •   Luca Angella

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: July 29, 2020

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench
C Angus Brandt Angelo Del Chiaro
PF Justin Johnson Aristide Landi
SF Terran Petteway Carl Wheatle
SG Jean Salumu Gianluca Della Rosa
PG Randy Culpepper Lorenzo D'Ercole

5+5 format (colours: Italian or homegrown players; foreign players; young players)

Notable playersEdit

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier League Pos.
2010–11 2 LegaDue 8th
2011–12 2 LegaDue 2nd
2012–13 2 LegaDue 1st
2013–14 1 Serie A 8th
2014–15 1 Serie A 9th
2015–16 1 Serie A 6th
2016–17 1 LBA 7th
2017–18 1 LBA 13th
2018–19 1 LBA 15th

TrophiesEdit

Winners (1): 2012–13

Sponsorship namesEdit

Throughout the years, due to sponsorship, the club has been known as:

  • Cassa di Risparmio Pistoia (2002–05)
  • Associazione Vivaisti Pistoiesi (2005–06)
  • Power Dry Pistoia (2006–07)
  • Carmatic Pistoia (2007–10)
  • Tuscany Pistoia (2010–11)
  • Giorgio Tesi Group Pistoia (2011–2016)
  • The Flexx Pistoia (2016–2018)
  • OriOra Pistoia (2018–present)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pistoia Basket, ufficiale la domanda di riposizionamento in A2". 15 June 2020. Retrieved 27 June 2020.

External linksEdit